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Granfather’s Journal (16 years old): Chapter 5

Soon afterwards I commenced to go to Queen Elisabeth Grammar School in High Barnet. It was not a real boarding school but the headmaster took in a few boys and I was duly installed as one of the few. The … Continue reading

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A Captured Trench

My family seemed to know that they were a part of history; not that they were notables  or history makers for anyone other than their own loving family, but a disproportionate amount of them (women included) seemed to have a … Continue reading

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Bombarded Hospital in Estaples: World War One

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Chapter 3: Grandfather’s Journal

One day a wireless was received that a ship was sinking a short distance away.  She had been hit by two torpedoes and was sinking rapidly  but two destroyers were hurrying to the rescue.  We were all ordered to carry … Continue reading

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World War One Photo: Mont St. Kemmel

In a shell hole… A brief respite;  return to mother earth.  Men that have seen too much bloodshed take a moment to shave.

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